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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by 1647anon in az
Total FX is superior for fine wrinkles and pigmentation problems around the eyes. You may need more than one total FX to achieve the results. Total Fx will stimulate new collagen and elastic fibers in the skin. Tca will do that also but requires multiple TCA peels
I agree with Dr Lupo, an ablative laser, such as the Lumenis TotalFX will give more skin tightening secondary to the heat it delivers to the skin. I would add that Botox might also be helpful, at least with the lateral wrinkles caused by the muscle action around the eyes. Hope this helps.
My opinion is based on 26 years of doing peels and 15 years using resurfacing lasers. Both modalities help discoloration and fine lines, but the thermal component of the laser results in greater stimulation of collagen and therefore, better results.
Both Total FX and TCA (in a different combination) can help to diminish and improve wrinkles and crepiness under the eyes, depending upon the amount of energy delivered (laser) and the combination and strength (TCA) used. Total FX is one form of fractionated ablative CO2 laser. It works very well to tighten collagen and improve fine lines and wrinkles of the face. The results will not be immediate, but rather will improve over several months after a single session, depending on the amount...